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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 10, 2017 (Stream + Tracklist) Roswell 70th Anniversary Preview!

Giorgio Tsoukalos – The Bob Marley of Ancient Aliens, Friday Nights

<Roswell alien autopsy. My brother in law talked to a guy who knew the coroner who provided the coffins for the alien crash victims; 57 sec.>

Dateline: Roswell, New Mexico – July 4, 1947. In a small farming community a UFO crashed. Called a Flying Saucer.

Of course, the military claimed otherwise: It was a weather balloon. Fake News before its time.

My brother in law sells high tech pipe in New Mexico. One a sales call in Roswell he was told:

The coroner was asked by the Military to provide 3 child size coffins. You don’t need coffins for a weather balloon.

Smile Jamaica’s preview to our second annual UFOria 3 hour special coming up : July 8th – the 70th Anniversary of the crash.

Look to the skies and do not scoff!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Playlist: June 10, 2017: soundbytes, photos, captions and Reggae History Lessons; 62 sec.

62 sec.

Set 1:

  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas – Sweet Reggae Music; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) ’83 UK vinyl
  • King Tubby & Friends – Blackman’s Dub; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Misty in Roots – Peace & Love; Chronicles (Kaz’s) ’94 UK best of
  • Marcia Griffiths – Dreamland; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Black Uhuru – Great Train Robbery; Reggae Dance Party (RAS) ’86 comp. Junior Reid on the vox
  • The Tamlins – Irie Collie; 10” (Irie Ites) 2012 Fr. 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

<Exodus Riddim Shower; 43 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love/People Get Ready; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77: riddim shower (1): vox
  • I Roy – Commandment V (One Love/People Get Ready); Ten Commandments (Virgin) riddim shower (2): dj ’80 UK vinyl: yellow picture sleeve
  • Chalawa – One Love/People Get Ready Dub; Exodus Dub (Micron) riddim shower (3): dub ’77 Can.
  • Bunny Wailer – Don Dadda; Dance Massive (Shanachie) ‘92

<Bunny schools the Young Turks; 29 sec.>

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 27+ Years

  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76: Bob Marley cover; Bob produced, Lee Perry mixed, Wailers on the riddims

<Broadway singer covers Bob without having to sleep with him; 32 sec.>

  • Cultural Roots – Worries Me a Yard; Running Back to Me (Mango) ‘88
  • Jimmy Cliff – Dear Mother; Follow My Mind (Wounded Bird) ’75 Joe Higgs cover
  • Don Carlos – Working Everyday; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ‘84
  • Aston Family Barrett – Cobra Style Dub; Familyman in Dub (Heartbeat) Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Collie Buddz – Come Around; Come Around (Sony) 2007 dubstep/dancehall herbtune
  • Devon Russell – We Are Darker Than Blue; Classic Reggae Hits (Time Music) ’91 Curtis Mayfield cover
  • Nicky Thomas – Let It Be; 70’s Hits Reggae Style (Castle) ’70 Beatles cover
  • Dave Barker – Sunshine Rock; Chapter 2 of Words (Trojan) ‘70
  • Super Chick – Me a Champion; 10” (Hitbound) ‘81

Set 5: Roots Dawta vinyl

  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago label
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Past History; Past History (Yah Way) ’86 Mill Valley, CA
  • Rasta Generation Band feat. Miss Mack – Cracking Up; Stand By Jah (Black Spade) ’90 San Francisco
  • Sista Ruby – Making of a Supa Dupa; Woman DJ (Keyman) ’99 UK
  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’93 UK

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Bumba Klaat; Honorary Citizen (Columbia/Legacy) rare live take

<Bumbaklaat – the Jamaican curse word: 1 min. 42 sec.>

<Peter fights the duppy trying to kill him BUMBAKLAAAT; 32 sec.!>

  • Peter Broggs – Jah Is Mighty; Rejoice (RAS) ’97 Bob Marley cover
  • Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 herbtune
  • Sister Africka – Wish I Well; 10” (Dub Jockey) ’93 UK
  • Jah Pelikaho – Mystic Cosmic Vibration; 21st Century Dub (ROIR) ’87 dub album of the hour: Jah-ponese dubbers w/ the Wailers

Set 7: UFO-ria set: 1 min.

  • Simaryp – Skinhead Moonstomp; Skinhead Moonstomp (Trojan) ’70 UK ska
  • Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdub; Relics (Harvest) ’71 best of

<Pink Floyd on Smile Jamaica? WTF?>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Angel Gabriel & the Space Boots; Lord God Muzick (Heartbeat) ‘91
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Because Music) 2012 Fr. Female singer
Before it was called fake news. This crash was explained away as swamp gas and a weather balloon.

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Laraaji and Audio Active – Space Visitors for Tea – That Lump on Your Head (Gyroscope) ’95: Jah-ponese dubbers
  • Alpha & Omega – The Vibration; King & Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub
  • Dubadelic – Operation Duppy Conqueror 2000 (Special Tactics); 2000 – a Bass Odyssey (WordSound) ’96 illbient
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Mr. Lif – Fight to Survive; Temple of I & I Sound (ESL) 2017 DC

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-bruary 27, 2016: Lamb of Judah

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Chunky air Jah-bruary goes out like the Lamb of Judah into Spring. Selah!

<Bad air Jah-bruary goes out like a lamb; 9 sec.>

Greetings,

After a brutal month of bad/chunky/polluted air in Salt Lake City, it was so nice to have 60 degrees for the last Smile Jamaica of winter (Praise Jah!).

I have lived in SLC for coming up on 30 years. Seems like  each winter the Inversion Galore gets worse and worse.

Really vexes me when the weather man talks about “inversion” or “haze”. Yeah, bullflop – it’s smog and pollution.

Thankfully, I don’t have respiratory problems,  but even I got hit with a mild dose of bronchitis this month.

Smile Jamaica’s bronchial cure: Allegra-D in the morning, Mucinex at Noon, Flonase whiff before bedtime. As much water as I can slug down.

One thing about Spring: Hay fever. But at least the mornings are lighter and I get to go home in daylight.

Forward ever, backwards never!

bless, robt

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2016 Smog Lake City

<High-lights for Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-bruary 27, 2016; 28 sec.>

Set 1:

  • Michael Prophet – Jah Love; Jah Love (Live & Learn) ’83 DC vinyl
  • I Kong – Life’s Road (dub); The Way It Is (VP) ’78: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Bim Sherman – Lamb of Judah; Bim Sherman Meets U Black & Horace Andy in a Rub-a-Dub Style (Original) ‘79
  • Judy Mowatt – Black Woman; Strictly For Rockers (Mango) ’85 comp.
  • Aswad – Just a Little Herb; Rebel Souls (Mango) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Gregory Isaacs – Slavemaster; Mr. Isaacs (Shanachie) ‘78
  • The Observers – Zorro/Cutting Sword; 10” (PK) ’79 Niney instrumental
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Smile Jamaica’s favorite singer – Bim Sherman & the Lamb of Judah

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree Set

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love/People Get Ready; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77 Request

<Reggae History Lesson – Exodus: The LP & Bob’s journey; 22 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Power Strugglers; Crucial! (Shanachie) ’79
  • Peter Tosh – Mama Africa; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) 8/23/83 Live – Los Angeles
  • The Wailers – Bend Down Low; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) Oct. ’73 live at KSAN Radio, San Francisco

<The Wailers live on KSAN Radio; 13 sec.>

  • Dubblestandart – Holding You Close (Dub); In Dub (Echo Beach) 2014 Austrian; Dub Album of the Hour

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Sly Stone – kicked the Wailers of his tour as opening act, 1973

Set 3: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Joe Higgs – Songs My Enemy Sings; Life of Contradiction (Micron/Pressure Sounds) ’75
  • George Faith – Midnight Hour/Ya Ya; To Be a Lover (Island) ’77: Wilson Pickett/Lee Dorsey soul cover; Perry/Black Ark/Upsetters
  • Mighty Diamonds – Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77: Allen Toussaint New Orleans cover of Robert Palmer tune
  • Aisha – Guide & Protect; Roots Daughters Vol. 1 (Ariwa) ’88 Mad Professor
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Smile Jamaica’s favorite – soulful Reggae

Set 4:

  • Black Roots – Earthland; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK roots reunion
  • Martha Velez – Money Man; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76: Marley prod’n/Perry engineered/Wailers riddims

<Martha Velez, sister of Hendrix percussionist at Woodstock: Jerry Velez; 20 sec.>

  • Horace Andy – Don’t Let Problems Get You Down; 10” (Glimmer) ‘77
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Marley produced. Scratch engineered. Wailers on the riddims

Set 5: Vinyl Is V-Ital 

  • Lillian Allen – Jazz You + This Ya Mumma Earth (Peace Poem); Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87: J’can dub poet
  • Basement 5 – Immigration; 1965-1980 (Island) ’80 UK punkdub – members went on to Big Audio Dynamite

<Punk Dub led to Big Audio Dynamite; 17 sec.>

  • Sugar Minott – Mass Mi Mass; Rydim (Power House) ’85 JA – George Phang prod’n
  • Augustus Pablo – Last of the Jestering; Thriller (Echo) ’80 melodica, Enos McLeod prod’n

Set 6:

  • Specials – Rude Boys Outa Jail; A Checkered Past: A 2 Tone Collection (2 Tone) ’80 UK ska revival
  • Dave Barker – Travelling Man; 30 Wicked Hearts (Bushay’s) Techniques cover
  • Audio Active – Auditory Nerve (Part 2); We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon dubbers/weedsteppers
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80 herbtune
  • MIkey Dread – Dub Party; Come to Mikey Dread’s Dub Party (ROIR) ’95: Dub Album of the Hour
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Audio Active – Jah-ponese Mutant Dub Weednauts

Set 7:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Collie Ruler; Lord God Muzick (Heartbeat) ’91 herbtune
  • Josey Wales – Let Go Me Hand; Outlaw Josey Wales (Greensleeves) ‘83
  • Sister Rasheda – Jah Is Real; 10” (Jah Warrior) 2006 UK militant steppers
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The Collie Ruler

Set 8: Mutant Dub Dawtas

<Mutant Dubstresses>

  • Orange Blossom feat. Leila Bennous – Desert Dub; Everything Must Change (Bonsai) 2004 Fr.: Mutant Dubstresses Set
  • Hollie Cook – 99; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2013 UK – dawta of Sex Pistol Paul Cook
  • Akabu – Sweet Inspiration; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female roots group
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Samia Farah – Yellow Tongue; The Mighty Upsetter (ON U Sound) 2008 UK

<Lee Perry’s intestinal whip>

  • Natacha Atlas feat. Tuupe & Princess Juliana – Eye of the Duck; Something Dangerous (Mantra) 2003 Belgian/Algerian-Jewish
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Mutant Dub with female vox in Arabic

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 12, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Calm Before the Snowstorm!

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Jesus Christ: Born a Refugee

<Hey Donald  Trump – Jesus was born a refugee; 14 sec.>

Ho Ho Highlights of this nice December Saturday the 12th before a massive Monday storm in Salt Lake City. Well nitty and gritty. Took me three hours to get from Sugar House to the University of Utah. About 3 miles. 1 min. 16 sec.

  • Christmas Stylee
  • Wailers Family Tree – Bob/Bunny/Joe Higgs Live in San Fran KSAN Radio; Peter Live in SoCal ’83. Bunny Roots Best Of
  • Vinyl Is Vinyl
  • UFO-ria Mutant Dubwize – in time for the new Star Wars flick!

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Hey crowd a people: put the Prius in the garage until at least April!

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 12, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Johnny Osbourne – Christmas Stylee; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA vinyl
  • Studio 1 Band Meets The High Times Band – Kill a Sound Wid Dub; Dub From Jamaica Roots (Original) ’96 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Bunny Wailer – Innocent Blood; Crucial! (Shanachie) Best of Roots era singles
  • Barry Brown – Jah Jah Guide Them; Richman Poorman (Moll-Selekta) ’78-’80 Best Of
  • Marcia Griffiths – The Way I Feel About You; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; Crisus Time (Virgin Front Line); ’76 update of Johnny Clarke’s African Roots
  • Tyrone Evans & Glen Adams – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; 12″ (Clocktower) ’79 Xmas update
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Nuff Disco Mix black Wax Christmas on this Ark-Ive

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) Oct. ’73 live on SF Radio Station KSAN

<Bob, Peter & Joe Higgs Live on KSAN Radio, San Fran; 1 min. 5 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – Bread and Water; Bread and Water EP (Greensleeves) ’81 UK
  • Ayo – Help Is Coming; Joyful (Interscope) 2006 Nigerian-German Female
  • Michael “Scooby Doo” Powell – Christmas Time; 12” (Hot Stuff) ‘83

<No snow inna JA fi Christmas; 8 sec.>

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Set 3: Best of 26 Years of Smile Jamaica

  • The Jolly Brothers – Oppression; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) Lee Perry/Black Ark
  • Hell and Fire – Show Us the Way; Hit Bound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat)
  • Steel Pulse – Blues Dance Raid; True Democracy (Elektra) ’82 UK
  • The Selecter – Danger; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 Brit Ska w/ female vox
  • Stamper Doctor – Time to Cool Dub; Dub Zone (Teams); Dub Album of the Hour to Mike Brooks tunes
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Out of tens of thousand, here is Smile Jamaica’s All Time Favorite: Heavenly harmonies, Lee Perry genius, Black Ark drum ‘n’ bass. Sublime

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Rastafari Is; Captured Live (EMI America) ’84: Live in Los Angeles: Aug. 22, 1983 – Greek Theatre
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Deluxe CD upgrade preserves the whole show

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Florida
  • Jennifer Lara – Hand to Mouth; High Times All Star Explosion (Alligator) ’85 Chicago blues label does Reggae
  • Barrington Levy – Sensimilea; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK
  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender – If You Drop That Cross; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Oshawa, Ontario, Can.
  • Norwood Rockers – Rocking; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
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Canadian Reggae at its finest. On the Green Weenie label

Set 6:

  • One Love Family – Bo’Ten Qu’Luta – African Reggae (Putomayo) 2009 Cape Verde group

<Reggae From Cape Verde; 19 sec.>

  • Clinton Fearon – Blame Game; Goodness (Boogie Brown) 2014 bassie of the Gladiators
  • Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 herbtune
  • Search Boys (feat. Cheech Marin) – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78: weed update of old Coaster R & B tune
  • Joe Gibbs & the Profesisonals – Crucial Attempt; All-Mighty Dub Chapter 4 (Joe Gibbs); ’79 Dub Album of the Hour
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As many Cape Verdeans live in the US as on the Islands

Set 7:

  • Martha Velez – Get Up Stand Up; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’78: Marley produced, Wailers played, Lee Perry engineers; 12 sec.
  • Kingman + Jonah feat. Cluadius Linton; So Wrapped Up; Signtime (Sunking) 2008
  • African Head Charge Presents Noah House of Drea – Neighbours; Heart 2 (ON U Sound) ’97 UK mutant dub
  • King Kong – I Feel Joy; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005
  • Doctor Alimantado – Poison Flour; Best Dressed Chicken in Town (Keyman) ‘75
  • Derrick Harriott – Jesus Was Born Today; 12” (Crystal) ’82
  • Glen Adams – Joyful Tidings; 12” (Clocktower) ‘ 79 Hammond B 3 version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
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NY Puerto Rican Broadway singer Martha Velez does Reggae

Set 8: UFO-ria Mutant Dub

<Star Wars Dec. 18: No Jar Jar Binx for I ‘n’ I; 18 sec.>

  • Boxcutter – Arecibo Message; Arecibo Message (Planet Mu) 2009 UK: Mutant Dub UFO-ria

<Arecibo, Puerto Rico – where they look for Aliens; 8 sec.>

<Arecibo – Carl Sagan; 10 sec.>

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Arecibo Radio Telescope – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
  • Rockers Hi-Fi – Dick inna Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Wordsound I -Powa – Intro; Live From Planet Crooklyn (ROIR) ’96 Brooklyn, NY

<Space Dreads hunting for herb in NYC; 13 sec.>

  • Transcend – 2002; Earthrise.ntone no. 1 (Instinct) ’95 US
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Angel Gabriel and the Space Boots; Lord God Muzick (Heartbeat) ‘91
  • Les Nubians – Que Le Moit Soit Perle; One Step Forward (Virign) 2003 French/African sisters
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This idiot better not be in the new Star Wars flick or I’m walking right out the door!